6’4 ’23 Cole Callaway (Lake Norman)
After joining this team over the summer, it should come as no surprise to see Callaway standing out as a primary leader for this group. He consistently hit shots, both off the catch and bounce, and operated as an offensive focal point from start to finish. Callaway attacked closeouts, made unselfish passes, and defended his position effectively. He should be poised for a very productive season.
6’5 ’22 Dawson McAlhany (Bishop McGuinness)
The Villains should be a heavy favorite to win a state championship this season, and McAlhany will be the driving force to carry them on a nightly basis. He’s noted as a bouncy finisher, but genuinely possesses the all-around skillset to effortlessly make a constant impact on both ends of the floor. Despite the production, consistent success, and actual translatable tools, it’s becoming beyond perplexing to make sense of his current lack of recruitment.
6’5 ’23 Wyatt Harbaugh (Northwest Guilford)
Although others on this roster will receive more attention, Harbaugh’s tough, rugged, blue-collar approach quietly makes him one of their most valuable pieces. He’s big, strong, physical, and reliably does the dirty work on both ends of the floor. Harbaugh is a great two-way rebounder with the motor and athleticism to secure second-chance opportunities, finish through contact, and space the floor as needed.
6’4 ’24 Jamias Ferere (Southern Guilford)
It’s easy to see the appeal with someone like Ferere, both in the present and long-term future. He’s already long and fluid with capabilities as a three-point shooter and the ability to make plays at a solid rate off the bounce. Ferere is a nice athlete and operates effectively within the team concept, but also shines as a leader for this group.
6’2 ’25 Jerron Blackwell (Page)
Although Scovens clearly identifies as the leader of this group, Blackwell is already arguably their second-best player. He’s an extremely smart, polished, well-rounded floor general with excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Blackwell defends his position very well, rebounds nicely for his size, and effortlessly dictates the action with the ball in his hands. Possesses no glaring weaknesses within his skillset, and should only continue to get better.
6’3 ’22 Antoine Piper (JL Chambers)
While he doesn’t usually receive as much press as others on this roster, Piper’s tough, gritty, team-first mentality will bring obvious value to this group. He’s strong, athletic, and plays with a high motor on both ends of the floor, which allows him to make a consistent impact without necessarily requiring the ball in his hands. Piper is a quality rebounder and defender with finishing ability—through contact and above the rim.
6’2 ’22 Jackson Hawkins (North Iredell)
The North Iredell squad was without their primary big man, but Hawkins had no issue asserting himself as their focal point. He’s a strong, tough, physical wing prospect with nice size, athleticism, and the ability to score the ball from all levels. Hawkins finished well through contact, defended his position with purpose, and consistently found ways to score the ball. He clearly stood out as their undisputed leader.
6’5 ’22 Josh Scovens (Page)
Given everything he’s showcased over the last calendar year, everyone should be bought-in to the idea of Scovens blowing up and continuing to see his recruitment steadily climb. He’s a long, skilled, athletic wing/forward with IQ, size, and versatility on both ends of the floor. Scovens does a terrific job of burdening the offensive load, setting the tone on defense, and leading on and off the court. He’s able to reliably create for himself and others, apply scoring pressure from all levels, and rebounding the ball on either side of the ball.
5’9 ’22 Spencer Hairston (Dudley)
The new-look Panthers are very balanced, and Hairston’s steady, reliable presence as a lead guard is certainly easy to appreciate. He’s slightly undersized but undeniably crafty, smooth, and able to knock down shots at a high clip from the perimeter. Hairston can attack the basket, set up others, or score from all levels. He’s tough defensively and forces turnovers at a respectable rate.